Prof melanie brinkmann ehemann

Pathogens (germs) infiltrate ours bodies daily but do notfall remain undetected. They encounter ns strong defenses des our immune system, which recognizes invaders and promptly takes ideal measures. However, countless pathogens can produce life-long infections even with an intact immune system. Die herpesvirus family is one such gruppe of pathogens. Upon infection, herpesviruses establish a chronic infection und become lifelong companions. The investigation into ns spread von SARS-CoV-2 in a meat processing plant kann sein be found here.

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Over a million years herpesviruses schutz adapted perfect to the immune system and efficiently outwit ns body"s defence. Us want kommen sie decipher ns mechanisms herpesviruses apply zu escape your elimination.

Melanie Brinkmann


Melanie Brinkmann learned biology at the Georg-August university Göttingen und the Humboldt universität Berlin in Germany. During herstellung PhD at the Institute von Virology, hannover Medical School, Germany, she studied how ns tumorvirus Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) manipulates that is host. Weil das her postdoctoral time she joined Hidde Ploeghs laboratory at the Whitehead Institute zum Biomedical Research, which is affiliated with die Massachusettes Institute des Technology an Cambridge, USA. During these 4 years she operated on highly devoted sentinels von the natural immune system, deswegen called pattern recognition receptors. These cellular receptor play in essential role zum the detection von viral infections.

Since July 2010 melanie Brinkmann zu sein head von the research gruppe “Viral Immune Modulation” at ns HZI.

She received the PhD Award von the hannover Medical institution (2004), for her postdoctoral work she received the Robert-Koch-Postdoc compensation (2007), and in 2016 she was awarded with the Science Award von the Signal Transduction Society.

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From 2012 to 2018, melanie Brinkmann was assistant professor at die Institute des Virology weist the hannover Medical School. Due to the fact that July 2018 she zu sein professor at the Institute von Genetics weist the technisch Universität Braunschweig.

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The super Striker: how herpesviruses dribble out die immune system

If we imagine viruses und human immune cells as opposing football teams, we would certainly observe a spectacular game: the viruses have barely obtained possession of the ball und they are already storming down the field towards their goal. If die defence players and goalie des the the opposite team, the human immune cells, do notfall reach your positions quickly enough ns viruses’ score cannot be prevented and a human ist infected.